Last November, the ICC opened a formal investigation into alleged rights violations during a crackdown by security forces on protests sparked by the arrests of several opposition leaders in 2017.
International Criminal Court and the government of President Nicolas Maduro agree to work together to investigate human rights abuses in recent years.
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, who cancelled the country's membership of the ICC's founding treaty in March 2018, is not willing to cooperate with the investigation.
Reporters sans Frontieres calls upon the International Criminal Court to determine whether Israeli air strikes on a Gaza building housing media outlets constituted a war crime.
Former secretary of state Mike Pompeo last year imposed sanctions and refused visas for the outgoing prosecutor, Fatou Bensouda, after she launched an investigation into alleged war crimes by US military personnel in Afghanistan.
After six years of painstaking investigation, the ICC is finally moving to probe Israeli violations of human rights and international law, which could lead to the prosecution of both Israelis and Palestinians.
Palestinians have welcomed the move which ICC says will be an independent and impartial probe into Israeli military actions in Gaza, Israeli settlement activity in the occupied West Bank and armed militant groups, “without fear or favour.”
The new prosecutor's first tasks will include deciding the next steps on the probe into war crimes in Afghanistan and the hugely contentious investigation into the 2014 Israel-Palestinian conflict in Gaza.
International Criminal Court member states are voting to select a new prosecutor for a nine-year term after failing to find a consensus candidate.
The International Criminal Court made a historic decision to allow its prosecutor to investigate Israeli actions in occupied Palestinian territories.
International Criminal Court says it is unable to act because alleged acts happened in China, which is not a signatory to the global court. Meanwhile, a US-based think-tank says over 570,000 Uighurs are involved in coerced labour in the area.
Here is a look at how Afghans have been on the receiving end of torture, murders and air strikes by foreign militaries and local forces.
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